Drug interactions between Suprep Bowel Prep Kit and tamoxifen

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Suprep Bowel Prep Kit (magnesium sulfate/potassium sulfate/sodium sulfate)
tamoxifen

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tamoxifen ↔ magnesium sulfate/potassium sulfate/sodium sulfate

Applies to:tamoxifen and Suprep Bowel Prep Kit (magnesium sulfate/potassium sulfate/sodium sulfate)

Talk to your doctor before using magnesium/potassium/sodium sulfates for bowel cleansing if you are currently receiving tamoxifen. Bowel cleansing can cause your body to lose electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium. This may increase the risk of a serious and potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm that occasionally occurs in some people during treatment with tamoxifen. You should drink plenty of clear liquids before, during, and after the cleansing process to avoid becoming dehydrated. Your doctor may be able to recommend specific fluids you can drink before starting magnesium/potassium/sodium sulfates to help maintain your electrolyte levels. He/she may also want to monitor your electrolyte levels and/or heart rhythm. You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations during treatment with these medications. In addition, you should let your doctor know if you experience signs and symptoms of low magnesium or potassium blood level such as weakness, tiredness, drowsiness, confusion, muscle pain, cramps, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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